The goal of the multi-year project, He Aupuni Palapala,is to digitize Hawaiian language newspapers, in all repositories, for free online access. With support from the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority and with contributions from Kamehameha Schools, Bishop Museum and Awaiaulu have partnered to launch a collaborative, multiyear
Please explore out new searchable resource, ‘Ike Lihi: Glimpses in History to uncover insights of Hawaiian history. These are fully translated archives.
In response to a need in the community for access to historical Hawaiian knowledge, Awaiaulu assembled primary source documents, articles from the newspapers, and produced material to understand detail of two events in Hawaiian history. This was called Kīpapa.
Awaiaulu Executive Director, Puakea Nogelmeier speaks about the Alii Letters project in this 2017 video shot at Hawaiian Mission Houses. Hawaiian Mission Houses collaborated with Awaiaulu Foundation to digitize, transcribe, translate and annotate over 200-letters written by 33-Chiefs.
Awaiaulu Insights: Translator Paani Kelson highlights key findings in this 1891 speech by acclaimed Hawaiian scholar, Joseph Nāwahī.
Māhuahua is a two-year extension of Awaiaulu’s past 6 years of translation training, expanding the experience of 14 participants who have each completed 2, 4, or 6 years of training.
TEDx Video: Awaiaulu Executive Director Puakea Nogelmier on Hawaii’s Legacy of Literacy in his TEDxManoa talk.
The Hawaiian language version of the 2016 Disney film “Moana” will be given for free to every accredited school in Hawaii as a gift just in time for the holiday season.
Resonant. Sonorous. Deep. These words are often used to describe the voice of Puakea Nogelmeier, though none seem to capture the actual auditory effect when he’s speaking directly to me.
Generations Magazine covers Puakea Nogelmeier ascending to the future. Below is an except from the complete article. A living and vibrant culture rests on two bedrock foundations: a living language, and land that reveres places connected to the history, beliefs and hopes of its people. One